Will my puppy have future defects because of a huge age difference between the parents?
I found the perfect puppy that I think I really want but I just had a question. I know in human anatomy when there is a large age difference between the parents, it increases the likelihood of future defects such as disease, retardation, dwarfism etc. Is it the same in animal anatomy? The father is 11 years old and the mom is 2 years old. This is a perfect question for someone that knows about Zoology or Biology (unfortunately I don’t). Any input would be appreciated.